Monday, November 17, 2014

Crime or Irritation?

All over the nation cities and states are passing silly laws and expecting the police to enforce those laws.  No skateboarding in the school parking lot after school.  No leaf blowers that use gasoline.  No construction before 7:00 a.m.  No 32 ounce carbonated beverages can be sold in the city.

Not everything that is a good idea should be a law.  People drive cars, have children, vote, join the Army and do all kinds of very resonsible things every day.  I don't believe that the government needs to be involved in the mircomanagement of everything people do with their lives.

As police we get tasked with enforcing these laws. Then when someone becomes irate about it, we are suddenly the bad guys for doing our jobs.  Perhaps before any law becomes law, responsible legislators will ask local law enforcement if this is a good idea or not?  I did not become a cop so I could enforce law that are not only victimless crimes, but in many cases hardly come to the level of minor irritation; that's what the SGT Says.

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